Most mind-blowing are the home recordings collected on A Beard of Stars. An untitled instrumental of spindly electric guitar and organ is cosmic. Elsewhere, Bolan can be heard perfecting the guitar style which defined the hit singles of the early Seventies. This is aural eavesdropping. “Children of the Revolution”, which opens disc two of the Tanx/Zinc Alloy set, has never before sounded this immediate or kinetic.
A Beard of Stars is the fourth studio album by Tyrannosaurus Rex, comprising Marc Bolan (vocals, guitar, organ, bass) and the first with new partner Mickey Finn (percussion).